Bangalore

Water across Northern Railways highly contaminated
News this week: Report says tap water across the Northern Railways is highly polluted; Metal industry poisons groundwater of Chittoor; Allahabad's water table reducing by 62 cm every year. Swati Bansal posted 7 years 4 months ago

Water across Northern Railways highly contaminated, says report

Water tap at a railway station
Scrap 15 out of 40 dams across Siang in Arunachal: CWC
Policy matter this week: CWC report warns against dams proposed in Siang; MoEF eases norms to clear dams in Sikkim; Karnataka all set to constitute groundwater authority. Swati Bansal posted 7 years 5 months ago

CWC recommends scrapping of 15 dams planned across Siang

A river in East Siang (Source: Wikimedia)
Invitation to 'the World Walks for Water and Sanitation', Bangalore Volunteer.org, Bangalore
The aim of this walk is to bring about a water usage & sanitation awareness (especially the Public Toilet Culture) among the residents of Bangalore. (not verified) posted 7 years 5 months ago

Objective:

Walk for Water and Sanitation
Rurals move away from agriculture: Assocham
News this week: Rural employment in agriculture reduces significantly; Activists demand 'Sarus Safari' in UP; 285 people in Karnataka died drinking contaminated water between 2010-13. Swati Bansal posted 7 years 5 months ago

'Rural job profile observes a significant change'

Decline in agriculture (Source: Neil Palmer, CIAT)
Drinking water quality worst in Kerala: Report
News this week: NSSO says drinking water quality worst in Kerala, migratory birds desert flooded wetland and villagers protest against hydel project in Uttarakhand. ravleen posted 7 years 7 months ago

Kerala scores worst in access to potable water: NSSO

House wells not safe? (Source: Wikimedia)
Environment Ministry withdraws controversial amendment
Policy matters this week: Environment ministry withdraws amendments to waste rules, Odisha sanctions 12 crores for water in slums and the NGT halts dam construction in Manipur. ravleen posted 7 years 8 months ago

Environment Ministry withdraws amendment to waste rules

New amendment to waste rules withdrawn (Wikimedia)
Invite to a public discussion on 'Land, Water, Livestock, People and the Commons', Karnataka Rajya Amritmahal Kaval Hitarakshana Samiti, Bangalore
An event towards informing public opinion on Amritmahal Kavals, the traditional grazing pastures in the Deccan Plains of Karnataka, through conversations and debates. sabitakaushal posted 7 years 8 months ago

To view more on Amritmahal Kavals, click here.

To view the original message in Kannada, please click here.

You may download the invite in English from below.

Karnataka Amritmahal Kaval Hitarakshana Samiti
Invitation to celebrate 'The World Fish Migration Day 2014', Mahseer Trust, Bangalore
Call for participation with an aim of raising awareness and spreading appreciation for migratory freshwater fishes and riverine ecosystems in India. sabitakaushal posted 7 years 8 months ago

For more information on 'The World Fish Migration Day 2014', click here.

To know more on the organisation, Mahseer Trsut, click here.

For further details on the event, please download the brochure from below.

 Mahseer Trust
Applications invited for various job openings, Consortium for DEWATS Dissemination (CDD) Society, Bangalore
Opportunity to work with a society that aims to promote better environment especially for less privileged, disadvantaged and marginalised groups. sabitakaushal posted 7 years 8 months ago

For more information on the organisation, Consortium for DEWATS Dissemination (CDD) Society, please click here and here.

The openings are for the following vacancies:

Invite to the 'Philanthropy Awards 2013', Forbes India, Bangalore, November 29, 2013
An opportunity for promising young NGOs to get a chance to benefit from the expertise of an audience that includes jury members and short-listed nominees of the Forbes India Philanthropy Awards. sabitakaushal posted 7 years 8 months ago

To know more on the Award function, click here.

For more information on the Forbes India Philanthropy Awards, please click here.